or will pow·er
- control of one's impulses and actions; self-control.
Origin of willpower
Related Words for willpowergrit, firmness, self-control, self-discipline, discipline, strength, force, drive, self-restraint, will, resolve, resolution, self-government, fixity
Examples from the Web for willpower
Contemporary Examples of willpower
Artists like Marina Abramović have endorsed her performance, applauding her “willpower to stick to something no matter what.”Is Columbia Failing Campus Rape Victims?
November 6, 2014
Experts suggest that we need to think of self-control as a “muscle”; something we can train in order to increase our willpower.
According to cold, hard science, willpower is an unlimited resource.
Stress is the enemy of willpower, so say the latest findings of neuroscientists, psychologists, and life coaches in the field.
Like any other muscle, the more you exercise your willpower, the stronger it becomes.If You're Fat You've Only Got Yourself to Blame
April 15, 2014
Historical Examples of willpower
His brother Laurence—wasted—all through women—atrophy of willpower!Five Tales
I'm afraid you pride yourselves on a degree of willpower you never exercised.Moral
The willpower is firm, and is combined with enterprise and perseverance.
Every possible care should be given to the development of the willpower of these children.
Even as a boy, he had a purpose, and willpower enough to carry it out.Modern Americans
- the ability to control oneself and determine one's actions
- firmness of will